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Wednesday 9 May 1962

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was John F. Kennedy (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Paul Heaton rocker (The Housemartins - "Happy Hour and Dave Gahan. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Soldier Boy by The Shirelles. In UK Nut Rocker by B Bumble & The Stingers was in the top 5 hits. Peeping Tom, directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1962 while A Bridge For Passing by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spacewar! or Spacewar!.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Tonight Show

Starring: Skitch Henderson, Hugh Downs, Art Linkletter

Country: United States

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Benny Hill

Starring: Benny Hill, Graham Stark

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Hollywood Special

Country: United States

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Family Classics

Starring: Frazier Thomas, Roy Leonard

Country: United States

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The Original Christmas Classics

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Peeping Tom

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Karlheinz Bhm, Anna Massey, Moira Shearer

Country: United States

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Mothra

Directed by: Inoshiro Honda

Starring: Frankie Sakai, Hiroshi Koizumi, Kyko Kagawa

Country: United States

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War Hunt

Directed by: Denis Sanders

Starring: John Saxon, Charles Aidman, Sydney Pollack

Country: United States

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A Taste of Honey

Directed by: Tony Richardson

Starring: Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan, Robert Stephens

Country: United States

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Jules and Jim

Directed by: François Truffaut

Starring: Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 9 May 1962 ?

Holidays:
  • Russia and some other parts of the former Soviet Union ? Victory Day as the end of the "Great Patriotic War".
  • Our Lady of Flanders
  • Saint Tudi
  • Saint Pachomius (died 346)
  • Saint Gerontius (died 501)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Beatles sign their 1st contract with EMI Pstlophone
  • US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.
  • Laser beam successfully bounced off Moon for first time.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1962?

  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.7767
  • Life: Seattles fair opens
  • Time: Atomic Energy Commission Scientific Director William E. Ogle, head Operation Dominic (atmospheric t

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

A Bridge For Passing

By: Pearl S. Buck

Pearl S. Buck’s absorbing and candid chronicle of her experience making a movie in 1960s Japan, while surviving the loss of her beloved husbandPearl S.

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The Ivy Tree

By: Mary Stewart

Mary Grey had come from Canada to the land of her forebears: Northumberland. As she savored the ordered, spare beauty of England's northern fells, the silence was shattered by the shout

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Pigeon Feathers

By: John Updike

When this classic collection of stories first appeared—in 1962, on the author’s thirtieth birthday—Arthur Mizener wrote in The New York Times Book Review: “Updike is a romantic [and] like all American

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A Prologue To Love

By: Taylor Caldwell

"There can be help. There's always God," said Amy. "I'm ashamed. I'd forgotten about Him." She was quiet for a time.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Spacewar!

Spacewar!

Platform: PDP-1

Genre: Space combat simulation

Spacewar!

Spacewar!

Platform: PDP-1

Genre: Space combat simulation


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